Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Erik Gustavson.
On behalf of the Chief of Defence, the Staff has executive power to run the Norwegian Armed Forces. The Staff assigns priorities, manages resources, provides force generation and supports activities. The Staff is situated in Oslo.
The current Chief of Defence Staff Norway is Lieutenant General Erik Gustavson.
The Staff has a secretariat and five divisions responsible for different areas of expertise:
the Planning Division
the Management Division
the Operations Division
the Personnel Division
the Finance Division